Toshio Hirai, 34, a 12-year-veteran and lead member of the Gardena Police Department’s SWAT team, was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Nov. 14. According to a KABC news report, Hirai was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles near 238th Street and Western Avenue when he was struck by a 17-year-old driver. Officials said she had a driver’s license and stopped at the scene to cooperate with officials. Police say alcohol or drugs were not factors in the collision and no arrests were made. The officer leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old son. Continue reading →
Elbin Rodriguez Morales, 28, was killed in a Fullerton motorcycle accident the night of July 28. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Morales was struck by a car that was leaving a shopping center in North Fullerton. Police responded to the area at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway after reports of the collision. When officers arrived, they found Morales lying in the northbound lanes of Harbor Boulevard with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. Continue reading →
Nicklaus Carothers, 26, was killed in a motorcycle accident after a left-turning taxicab struck him at a street intersection in Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the evening of November 30, 2017. Police said the taxicab was northbound on Bristol Street and was turning left onto Santa Clara Avenue when it collided with the southbound motorcycle. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Officials do not suspect that the driver of the taxi was under the influence. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Santa Ana police at 714-245-8200. Continue reading →
A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident after colliding with a vehicle that was making a left turn out of a home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of October 15, 2017 in the 2900 block of Laguna Canyon Road. The motorcyclist was transported to an area trauma center. The accident closed about a mile of Laguna Canyon Road between Canyon Acres Drive and Castle Rock Road. Continue reading →
A man was injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident in Valencia the afternoon of October 3, 2017. According to a news report in the Santa Clarita Signal, the collision between the motorcycle and car occurred near the intersection of Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard. Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the incident. The car sustained front-end damage from the collision. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. His identity or the nature and extent of his injuries were not disclosed. Continue reading →
David Rorex, 34, was killed in a Santa Ana motorcycle accident after an SUV struck him while pulling out of a driveway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of August 18, 2017 in the 4800 block of West First Street. The SUV was pulling out of a residential driveway. The motorcycle was heading west on First Street when it broadsided the SUV as it was coming out of the driveway. Rorex was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved. No citations or arrests were reported. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Continue reading →
Anthony King, 25, of Lake Elsinore, was killed in a Fullerton motorcycle accident after the motorcycle he was riding collided with two cars at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of June 27, 2017 at the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Evergreen Avenue. Continue reading →
David Ladue, 18, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was killed in a Lake Forest motorcycle accident after he was struck by a left-turning vehicle the night of April 17, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Trabuco Road and Rimhurst Drive near El Toro Memorial Park. Officials said the Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Hyundai carrying three people including a 2-year-old girl. Continue reading →
Armando Vega Andrade, 20, was killed in a Fountain Valley motorcycle accident after he was struck by an SUV that was making a U-turn the night of March 24, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the SUV was southbound on Brookhurst Street near Heil Avenue when the driver made a U-turn at Heil.
The oncoming motorcycle struck the right side of the SUV. Andrade died at the scene. The SUV’s driver stopped and cooperated with police. No citations or arrests were reported. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fountain Valley police at 714-593-4484.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Armando Vega Andrade for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Nicholas Scott Truex, 28, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Placentia after a vehicle struck him at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred the evening of February 1, 2016. Truex was riding his motorcycle east on Chapman Avenue just past Placentia Avenue when he collided with a truck that was attempting to make a left turn onto Murray Street. Truex was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, a 57-year-old man, suffered relatively minor injuries, officials said. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a part. Anyone with information is asked to call 714-993-8157.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Nicholas Scott Truex for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →